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Barcaldine Castle 'The Black Castle'


Barcaldine Castle is a small 6 bedroom castle which is now a Luxury B&B. In the heart of Benderloch, only 15 minutes from Oban it boasts an amazing location and fabulous backdrop. Filled with history and ran by husband and wife Abbie & Daniel Dracea, your guarunteed an amazing and unique experience.

What makes a stay at Barcaldine Castle 'The Black Castle' unique?

Barcaldine Castle is unique in so many ways, it boasts amazing views and so much history. They offer a fantastic Afternoon Tea with home baking and fresh local produce. You can sit in the comfort of the Great Hall or Parlour by the fireplaces or if it's nice outside, in their gardens - they have a beautiful patio with tables and chairs. The awning even has heating and lighting!

What are the rooms and facilities on offer at Barcaldine Castle 'The Black Castle'?

Barcaldine Castle have 6 bedrooms. All rooms boast periodic furniture and are completely different. 4 of the castle bedrooms are suitable for 2 guests and 2 of the rooms can sleep 3 guests.

What can guests enjoy when staying in the Oban area?

Oban is well known as the gateway to the isles, a boat trip to the islands is a must! They also have the Oban Distillery where you can tour and even taste the famous whiskey!

Where can guests enjoy food and drink?

Although Barcaldine Castle doesn't have a restaurant, they do offer Light lunches and Afternoon Tea. You can also order a beautiful cheeseboard in the evening with their wine list.

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Free WiFi


Based on 6 reviews
Barcaldine Castle 'The Black Castle'

5.0 5 0.5

This is just one of those places you fall in love with as soon as pull up outside. The castle stands alone with a great view of Loch Creran in the background. Even as we unloaded our luggage we could see people who were driving by (on a very quiet road) stopping to admire it. We were greated ver...

Barcaldine Castle 'The Black Castle'

5.0 5 0.5

We stayed in the Caithness room for one night, and I didn't want to leave. The castle is beautiful, and wait until you see the Great Hall. My husband and I sat by the fire for hours the day we arrived, and it was like the castle was all ours! Abbie and Daniel are wonderful hosts. Daniel even drov...

Barcaldine Castle 'The Black Castle'

5.0 5 0.5

We had the pleasure of spending 3 nights with Abbie and Daniel at Barcaldine Castle. The castle and our hosts were both incredibly welcoming, kind and comfortable. The location is stunning and just a few minutes drive to Oban. The castle is still spectacular, however the real treat were Abbie and...

Barcaldine Castle 'The Black Castle'

5.0 5 0.5

From the ambiance to the accommodations, this castle is the ultimate experience in Scotland. The hosts are lovely people and they give you all you ask in assistance. The castle grounds are amazing for exploration. The locale is centralized and perfect for a home base to explore western Scotland.

Barcaldine Castle 'The Black Castle'

5.0 5 0.5

We spent a lovely time at Barcadline Castle. Beautiful rooms, a very nice atmosphere. Abby is also a lovely guest ! In the evening, she prepared for us a excellent Cranachan (Scottish desert). And the breakfast, waow !! And we found the secret stairs. but didn't meet the ghost....

Barcaldine Castle 'The Black Castle'

Its a fantastic place, very historical and the renovation of the castle is very tasteful and with respect of the story. There was everything to think of, very kind service and locally organic snacks and shampoo like facilities. Definitely a recommendation from us!

Barcaldine Castle 'The Black Castle'

5.0 5 0.5

A bit off the beaten track but worth the effort. Hosts were amazing. You get the run of the great hall (along with the other guests). Delicious breakfast and perhaps the most comfortable bed I've ever slept in.

Barcaldine Castle 'The Black Castle'

Our hosts, Ronnie and Lizzie were extremely hospitable and helpful. The castle accommodation was luxurious, unusual and interesting. Look out for the secret passages the dungeon and the resident ghost!

Barcaldine Castle 'The Black Castle'

Just perfect, not a detail wrong, definitely a 5 STAR.

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Facilities & information


Child friendly

4 Star Official Rating


Free broadband access (wifi)

Activities, Recreations, Games, Sports

Bars, Cafes & Other

Bathroom & Laundry

Civil Licences


Wedding Receptions, Civil Licenses

Room Service & Food/Drink


Recommended walks


Golf course (walking distance)

Extra info

Open Times: Closed November & February

Star Rating: 4

Vendor Accreditation: VisitScotland 4 Star Gold Award

Delta: Yes

Mastercard: Yes

MaestroSwitch: Yes

Visa: Yes

Number of rooms: 6

Arrival information and directions

Address: Benderloch, Oban, Argyll & Bute, ObanPA37 1SA, United Kingdom

Barcaldine Castle lies in the heart of the west coast of Scotland in Argyll, just 9 miles north of Oban, off the A828 Oban to Fort William road on the south shore of Loch Creran.

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